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Professor Nancy Ip Joins aTyr Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board
Date:8/17/2009

technology in China and Hong Kong. With Pangu BioPharma, our subsidiary based in Hong Kong, we share Prof. Ip's goal of tapping the scientific talents and resources in China for strategic advantages in the biotechnology arena."

Prof. Ip obtained her Ph. D. in Pharmacology from Harvard Medical School before working as a senior staff scientist of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New York and ultimately joining HKUST. She has published more than 200 papers with over 13,000 citations by other scientists and holds 18 patents. Editor-in-Chief of NeuroSignals, Prof. Ip also sits on the editorial boards for several international journals including Journal of Neuroscience. Her extensive list of awards includes being the first honoree in life sciences from China for the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, and being awarded the Scientific and Technological Prize of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Sciences degree from Simmons College, as well as the Leader of the Year award in research and the Medal of Honor from the Hong Kong Government.

About aTyr Pharma

aTyr Pharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery of an entirely new class of biologics. aTyr Pharma's discovery engine for new biotherapeutics consists of novel proteins in the family of tRNA synthetases with cell signaling activities distinct from the protein synthesis activities commonly associated with the tRNA synthetases. These proteins are being developed as novel therapeutics to treat cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.

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